How do you showcase Audre Lorde
in a way that reflects the power of her words?
How do you showcase Audre Lorde in a way that reflects the power of her words?
My own experience to contextualize and process Audre Lorde’s recording of her 1978 delivery of Uses of the Erotic: Erotic as Power during the Fourth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women seemed to mirror Lorde’s description of one’s rediscovery with the erotic — one that created a sense of validity and understanding within myself.
Along with my personal excerpts, Within the medium of film utilizing Lorde’s audio, I wanted to capture an authenticity and agency from my actors, and thus my cinematography was directed by the actors’ instructions.
These instructions were in addition to the lowered position I put myself in, which visualized their figures as a source of power. Along with these images, their figures were juxtaposed against the ocean, a domain of innate power.
Direction and Videography: Reginald Lin
Actors: Azeb Guesh and Hannah Yi
Made with care by Reginald Lin in 2019.